Ion-Ion Interaction Induced Nondispersive Dynamics in an Electrostatic Ion Beam Trap

TitleIon-Ion Interaction Induced Nondispersive Dynamics in an Electrostatic Ion Beam Trap
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2023
AuthorsSharma, D, Heber, O, Zajfman, D, Ringle, R
JournalPhys. Rev. Lett.
Volume131
Pagination225001
Date Published11/2023
Abstract

We demonstrate both experimentally and using a numerical simulation that, under special conditions, the repulsive Coulomb interaction helps to suppress the emittance growth of an rf-driven bunch of ions in an electrostatic ion beam trap. The underlying mechanisms can be explained by the synchronization of ion motion when nonlinear interactions are present. The surprising effect can help in improving the phase space manipulation of ions and the beam control in storage rings and accelerators and may be applied to other systems with many-body interactions in a periodic potential.

URLhttps://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.131.225001
DOI10.1103/PhysRevLett.131.225001